Crispy & Spicy Chicken Pieces

By September 17, 2018June 20th, 2020Chicken
Crispy & Spicy Chicken Pieces by cooking meals for one

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  • 2-3 chicken pieces
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper
  • spray cooking oil


  • 5 tablespoons of panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoon of fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoon of plain flour
  • pinch black pepper
  • pinch mixed herbs
  • small pinch of chilli powder     
  • pinch of ginger powder  
  • pinch of garlic powder   
  • pinch cayenne pepper * optional 


  • In a large ziplock bag, add buttermilk, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Mix well
  • Place the chicken pieces into the buttermilk mixture, coat well and refrigerate for up to 2 hours
  • Preheat oven to 200º
  • In another ziplock bag, combine the breadcrumbs, plain flour and spices 
  • Drain chicken and add  to the bag and coat them with the crumb mixture, (giving them a gentle squeeze helps the crumbs hold better) shake off excess crumbs 
  • Place chicken on a wire rack over a foil-lined baking tray. Spray chicken with cooking oil and cook in preheated oven for 20-35 minutes, (turn after 10 minutes) till the chicken is cooked through. (This will depend on the size of the pieces)

   Serve with a side of salad or vegetables

Note: If not as crispy as you like, heat some oil in a pan and shallow fry the chicken legs turning as you cook until they turn crunchy, remove and drain on paper towel

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